How do I prepare for Social Studies Olympiad?

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National Social Science Olympiad (NSSO) is conducted by the Indian Talent Olympiad (ITO) every year to test the student’s knowledge on the subjects like History, Geography and Civics. This exam is conducted at a national level. It is conducted for the students from class 1 to class 10.

Social science as a subject is the study of huminites. The syllabus for this exam is the base content of all the boards like CBSE, ICSE and the state board. The students need to listen to the classes held at school carefully to understand the basics of the syllabus. Be thorough with everything taught at school. Preparing well for your school academics helps you with your preparation for the National Social Science Olympiad.

Social science at the ground level is basically the study of man and his environment. It includes social, economic, physical, political and cultural environment. Have a keen vision on everything happening around you. Talk to people on different issues and try to understand their point of view. This helps you understand the different perspectives to the same problem. Since this exam is all about how man influences his surrounding and how the surrounding influences the man, try understanding the diversity that exists between us.

Starting early is the key to every exam. This gives you with the time to know where you lack and work on it. Create a timetable and follow it strictly. If you find it hard to memorize dates in history, allot more time to history while allotting less time to the subject you are strong at.

Cultivate the habit of reading newspaper everyday. It becomes important for you to be updated with the current affairs. Watch news everyday. Know about everything that is happening around the world. Listening to different news channels presenting different views. Make a view for yourself taking into consideration how it effects different people.

You can buy the efficient study materials on the Indian Talent Olympiad (ITO) website at a reasonable price. You can also buy model question papers and previous year’s question papers on the ITO website. Students wanting more can also opt for monthly olympiads and online classes.

Highlight and make notes of all the important dates and topics. Keep the notes organized. This will save a lot of your time while you revise. Important dates and naming's can be written down on a sticky note and pasted on the wall where it’s easily visible. Looking at them on a daily basis will help you memorize them. Buy a map and mark down things. Like I said more the organized you are, the easier it is.

Discipline is the factor that separates achievers from everyone else. Make sure you follow the timetable strictly. Get proper sleep and don’t overdo yourself. A relaxed and composed mind will help you answer tricky questions. Remember, there is no shortcut to success.